About Us

The Cottage Gardener sells vintage style gardening gifts, tools, seeds and homewares for the country home.

Hello! I’m Suzanne - the creator and owner of The Cottage Gardener.

The Cottage Gardener was created from our family passion for rural living, everything vintage or antique, our ramshackle cottage and trying to look after our one acre garden on the Norfolk/Suffolk border! Buying good quality gardening products with a vintage country look was a challenge. 

So The Cottage Gardener was born! Although originally created in 2011, it closed for a few years due to family commitments. Now newly retired from corporate life, I am able to spend my time sourcing beautiful new and vintage gifts, tools, seeds and homewares for the country garden and home - many of which cannot be found on the high street. The rest of the family get involved in packing and giving me moral support!

I am proud to be able to stock high quality products from companies such as the RHS, National Trust and Sophie Conran but also to be able to shine a spotlight on beautiful artisan made products made by master crafts people from around the UK. From authentic Sussex Trugs to handmade wooden garden sieves and willow baskets, each piece is hand-crafted and are true heritage pieces. For those looking for seeds, I have a hand-chosen collection of heritage seeds from vegetables to wildflowers.

The customer is at the heart of everything I do at The Cottage Gardener. I want our customers to be able to shop with confidence knowing that we have taken every care possible with their order as a small rural independent business.  I also want to ensure that the business is as environmentally responsible as possible so we use eco friendly packaging wherever possible to ensure that the business environmental impact is as minimal as possible.

I hope you enjoy browsing through my online shop. If you have any questions or need help sourcing a ‘perfect’ gardening gift, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Suzanne xx



Luxury Handmade Trug

'Exceptional and friendly service in sending this Trug at short notice as a gift to arrive on time for the 80th birthday celebration. It was received with great enthusiasm and thanks…so well done The Cottage

United Kingdom

Seedling Planting Labels

'Always brilliant. Superb
service! Lovely variety of garden themed items.'

Sally H
United Kingdom

Oak Leaf Navy Gardening Set

'Bought this
as a gift and it is a lovely high-quality product. Was dispatched really
quickly as well. Would recommend!'

George P
United Kingdom

Cottage Garden Seeds - Love in a mist

'Great all round experience with these guys. Great choice of seeds, good quality with fantastic delivery and packaging and an attention to detail that buyers love. Will definitely come back and buy again, thank you.'

Steven R.
United Kingdom

Leather Handled Seed Storage Tin - Stone

'Top quality and service!
I had been looking for an attractive seed storage box for some time. I had seen
this same box on other sites but it was out of stock (how annoying, to
advertise something you can’t sell!) When the seed storage tin arrived from The
Cottage Gardener, it was beautifully and carefully packaged and really high
quality. It arrived very promptly too. It would have been ideal as a gift for someone else, but I was more than happy to treat myself. I will definitely think about this site in future when I’m looking to buy for the gardeners in
the family'

Kay M
United Kingdom
Industry Feedback

Our products, service and passion for our business is being noticed! In August '21, we became an #SBS Small Business Sunday Winner. We are a nominee for The Good Web Guide Awards in November '21.